Latitudes and longitudes are angular measurements that give a location on the earth s surface a unique geographical identification. The tropic of capricorn is one of the five major circles of latitude marked on maps of earth.
The tropic of cancer is located at 23 5 degrees north of the equator and runs through mexico the bahamas egypt saudi arabia india and southern china.
World map equator tropic of cancer tropic of capricorn. Create your own map of the world with tropic of cancer tropic of capricorn and equator geography ks1 bw rgb themed poster display banner bunting display lettering labels tolsby frame story board colouring sheet card bookmark wordmat and many other classroom essentials in twinkl create using this and thousands of other handcrafted illustrations. Its latitude is currently 23 26 11 6 south of the equator but it is. Tropic of cancer is the parallel latitude that lies 23 degrees and 26 north of the equator.
Tropic of capricorn lies 23 degrees 5 south of the equator. Also space to label northern and southern hemispheres and a title. The tropic of cancer which is also referred to as the northern tropic is the most northerly circle of latitude on earth at which the sun can be directly overhead this occurs on the june solstice when the northern hemisphere is tilted toward the sun to its maximum extent.
On the map shown and for that matter on all other maps the arctic circle antarctic circle equator prime meridian tropic of cancer and tropic of capricorn are imaginary lines. It also reaches 90 degrees below the horizon at solar midnight on the december solstice. The tropic of capricorn lies at 23 5 degrees south of the equator and runs through australia chile southern brazil brazil is the only country that passes through both the equator and a tropic and northern south africa.
The tropic of capricorn is the circle of latitude that contains the subsolar point at the december solstice. It also reaches 90 degrees below the horizon at solar midnight on the june solstice. Descriptions of the images expanding tropics tropic of cancer facts for kids laude and longitude geography realm which countries fall in tropic of cancer swhich countries lie on the tropic of capricornwhy is the tropic of cancer important howstuffworksafrica map tropic of cancer world with equatorwhat is the equator tropic of cancer and capricorn suttanewssouthern.
It is also important that you have a look at the use of both in the world map. The tropic of cancer is also referred to the northern tropic north of the equator. Its northern equivalent is the tropic of cancer.
World map with greenwich line. The tropic of capricorn is the circle of latitude as shown in map which contains the subsolar point on the december solstice. Children need to use an atlas to label the lines correctly.
It is thus the southernmost latitude where the sun can be seen directly overhead. Map of the world with tropic of cancer tropic of capricorn and equator this coloured map of the world includes the tropic of cancer tropic of capricorn and equator lines. A simple world map showing the major lines of latitude the equator and the tropic of cancer and the tropic of capricorn.
The illustration includes labels on the three lines which is great for children learning about the different hemispheres and geography of planet earth.